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Live Updates: Ukraine Warns of Russian Missile Buildup in Belarus

A woman evacuated from Kherson on a balcony of a newly set-up housing facility in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Tuesday.


Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico last month at the Olmeca Dos Bocas refinery in Paraiso, Mexico.


Behind Enemy Lines, Ukrainians Tell Russians ‘You Are Never Safe’

A member of the Ukrainian underground resistance, code-named Svarog, was made available for an interview by the Ukrainian military.


Unequal Access to Monkeypox Shots Gives Europe Pandemic Flashbacks

Flavio Stupino in the bathroom of a rental apartment in Nice, France, on Tuesday. Mr. Stupino, a bank worker in Milan, crossed the border from Italy to get a monkeypox vaccine.


Iraq Power Struggle Intensifies as Protesters Block Parliament


North Korea Launches Two Missiles in First Test Since June

South Korea’s president, Yoon Suk-yeol, at a news conference on Wednesday. Urging North Korea to take steps to end its nuclear program, he pledged diplomatic and economic support.


Israel and Turkey to Restore Full Diplomatic Ties

The meeting in March of President Isaac Herzog of Israel, left, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey was a sign of their countries’ efforts to reset fractured relations.


A Royal Family Feuds Over Who Should be King of the Zulus

Misuzulu Sinqobile Zulu, during an interview with The New York Times, in Durban, South Africa, in May.


How India’s Capital Is Fixing Its Schools

A classroom at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in New Delhi. The transformation of Delhi’s education system has made public schools more successful and desirable.


In Ukraine, Ravers Clean Up Rubble (to a Beat)

Music played as the volunteers worked on.


After a Bitter Contest, Kenyan Opposition Leader Rejects Election Result

Raila Odinga speaking with the crowd before addressing the nation at his campaign headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday.


After 16 Months, Some Glimmers of Optimism About Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, leaves the Palais Coburg, the venue where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, this month.


10 Years After Disappearing in Syria, Freedom Is Elusive for U.S. Journalist

Debra Tice, center, the mother of Austin Tice, with employees of The Washington Post during the unveiling of a “#BringAustinHome” banner outside the newspaper’s headquarters in Washington last week.


Coptic Leader Criticizes Egypt’s Building Restrictions on Churches After Deadly Fire

Mourners carrying coffins of victims killed in the Cairo Coptic Church fire at a funeral. Eighteen children and the bishop conducting the Divine Liturgy were among the 41 people who died at the church on Sunday.


The Party of Trump

Liz Cheney’s concession speech in Jackson, Wyo.


How Online Travel Planning Is Getting Easier


Read Your Way Through Reykjavík


Your Wednesday Briefing

Smoke rising from explosions at a Russian ammunition depot in the Dzhankoi district of Crimea on Tuesday.


Ukraine Strikes Again in Crimea, Posing a New Challenge for Putin

Smoke rising from explosions at a Russian ammunition depot in the Dzhankoi district of Crimea on Tuesday.


The operator of Ukraine’s nuclear plants says it faced an ambitious cyberattack.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, along the banks of the Dnipro River.


Your Wednesday Briefing: New Blasts Shake Crimea

Crimea, struck by an elite Ukrainian unit yesterday, has been a key base of operations for Russia throughout the war.


Inside Russia’s brutal detentions of Ukrainians.


‘Almost like a family again’: An orchestra reunites a couple parted by war.


The first U.N. ship transporting Ukrainian grain to Africa has set sail.

The U.N. chartered cargo ship Brave Commander set sail from Ukraine on Tuesday. The vessel, loaded with thousands of metric tons of wheat, is headed to Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.


New Water Cuts Announced as Colorado River Hits Dangerous Low

The water levels of Lake Powell, behind the Glen Canyon Dam near the Arizona-Utah border, could drop so low next year that the dam could no longer generate hydropower.


Ukrainian Soldiers Train for the Frontlines on British Soil

A Ukrainian recruit in a mock battle at a training village in southeast England on Monday.


Why Crimea Plays a Critical Role in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Primorsky beach in Yalta, Crimea, in 2017.


Marshall Islands, Once Nearly Covid-Free, Confront an Outbreak

Coral atolls that are part of the Marshall Islands. The country has, until recently, largely been spared by the coronavirus.


A Walrus Named Freya Showed Up in Norway. Did She Have to Die?

Freya the walrus in Oslo last month. The Norwegian authorities said that the animal posed too big a threat to humans who failed to listen to repeated warnings to stay away from her.


Chinese Military Ship Docks in Sri Lanka Despite India’s Concerns

The Yuan Wang 5, a Chinese surveillance ship, arriving at the Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.


A Functional Congress? Yes.

The sun rising over the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday.


The Secret Powers of an Australian Prime Minister, Now Revealed

Scott Morrison, center, during a cabinet meeting in Canberra, Australia, in 2020.


Leadership Vacuum Heightens Worries as Crises Loom in U.K.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, third from left, is working out his last few weeks in Downing Street before a successor is announced on Sept. 5.


Killing of Ranger Protecting Rhinos Raises Fears for Conservation Efforts


Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of ‘Blood Diamonds’

The world is looking for ways to further restrict Russian earnings from exports beyond oil sales. Diamonds being evaluated at Alrosa, Russia’s diamond-mining giant, in 2018.


The Forgotten Virus: Zika Families and Researchers Struggle for Support

Verônica Santos spends her days and nights never more than a few feet away from her son, João Guilherme, 7, who needs constant help with the most basic living functions.


Your Tuesday Briefing

A destroyed school bus in the rural Ukrainian village of Vilkhivka, outside the northeastern city of Kharkiv. The village was occupied by Russian forces in the spring.


Kenya Elects New President, but Disputes Erupt

Supporters of William Ruto celebrating his victory in one of his strongholds, Eldoret, on Monday.


U.S. Will Not Release $3.5 Billion in Frozen Afghan Funds for Now, Citing Terror Fears

Taliban fighters celebrating the first anniversary of the group’s takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.


U.N. Chief and Russian Defense Minister Discuss Nuclear Power Plant Threat

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, across the Dnipro River from Nikopol, Ukraine.


Russian Forces in Kherson Pose Big Challenge for Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers at a frontline position in the Mykolaiv region last week.


The Stabbing of Salman Rushdie Renews Free Speech Debates

Copies of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” being burned in Britain after it was published in 1988. Mr. Rushdie was stabbed last week in Western New York.


Your Tuesday Briefing: Kenya’s Next President?

Supporters of William Ruto, Kenya’s President elect, celebrated in Eldoret, Kenya, on Monday.


Scotland Makes Period Products Free

The Scottish Parliament passed the Period Products Act, which enshrines in law the free supply of sanitary products.


French Soldiers Quit Mali After 9 Years, Billions Spent and Many Lives Lost

French Foreign Legion troops in northeastern Mali in 2020.


Who Is William Ruto, Kenya’s New President Elect?

William Ruto after casting his ballot in Sugoi, Kenya, last week.


To Escape the War, Ukraine’s Factories Are Moving West

Workers at Matro Luxe, one of Ukraine’s biggest mattress makers, which relocated to Ukraine’s western frontier.


Ukraine Claims It Hit Wagner Group Base in Popasna


Shelling near a Ukrainian nuclear plant has hit the fire station it uses for emergencies, officials say.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, along the banks of the Dnipro River, is occupied by Russian forces, but still operated by Ukrainian technicians.


Germany’s €9 Monthly Train Pass Has Proved Popular (and a Pleasant Surprise)

The central train station in Hamburg, Germany. This summer, a government subsidy has let passengers buy all-you-can-ride monthly passes for 9 euros.


Ukraine makes gains in Kherson, but Russia’s advantage holds.


18 Children Killed in Fire at Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church

Huweida Hosni, her head bowed, is overcome by grief as the three children she lost in an explosion and fire at the Abu Sefein Church in Cairo are among those mourned during a funeral for some victims.


Oil Prices Fall After Signs of Chinese Economic Slowdown


U.K. Approves Covid Booster Vaccine That Targets Two Variants

A clinician preparing doses of a Moderna vaccine at a vaccination center in London in December.


Six Weeks of ‘Hell’: Inside Russia’s Brutal Ukraine Detentions

Vasiliy, 37, who was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks under interrogation, is one of the few Ukrainians who have returned home after being detained in Russia.


Iran Denies Any Involvement in Stabbing of Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie in 2015. He was the subject of a fatwa from Iran’s supreme leader in 1989, ordering Muslims to kill him over his novel “The Satanic Verses.”


You’re Being Watched

Dora Potts, editor in chief of a test prep service, in her home office in Minnesota.


Myanmar Widens Arrests and Slaps Aung San Suu Kyi With More Prison Time

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019, when she was state counselor of Myanmar. She was detained in a coup last year and has been in prison in Naypyidaw, the capital, since June.


Brittney Griner’s Defense Team Appeals Drug Conviction in Russia

Brittney Griner, the American basketball star, leaving the courtroom in Khimki outside Moscow this month. She was found guilty of bringing illegal narcotics into the country.


China Pushes Its Vision for Taiwan As U.S. Delegation Visits

Tourists on the Chinese island of Pingtan, facing the Taiwan Strait.